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 October 25: Home vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

The Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs are by no means "rivals," but they have played some entertaining and occasionally nasty games over the years. With the Blue Jackets now in the Eastern Conference, they will see more of each other in the coming years and it probably won't take long to generate some snarl. The Leafs play an uptempo, aggressive style much like the Blue Jackets, and they aren't afraid to rough it up when necessary. We'll be watching when the two teams convene on Oct. 25 at Nationwide Arena, and we won't be surprised if it's a spirited (and confrontational) battle.